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Samsung, LG unveil revolutionary flexible batteries

  • Samsung and
    LG have unveiled prototypes of new batteries that could shape the future of
    wearable devices and set a new benchmark for other companies to follow,
    Gadgets360 said in a report.
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  • Samsung
    showcased “band-shaped” batteries that are flexible. Dubbed

    • Samsung and
      LG have unveiled prototypes of new batteries that could shape the future of
      wearable devices and set a new benchmark for other companies to follow,
      Gadgets360 said in a report.
    •  
    • Samsung
      showcased “band-shaped” batteries that are flexible. Dubbed
      “Stripe” and “Band”, the company claims that these
      batteries will have a range of applications for wearable devices such as usage
      in T-shirts, and barrettes. The Band, as the name suggests, has been developed
      to be attached to smartwatch straps, while the Stripe is a bendy strip with an
      ultra-slim waistline of 0.3mm.
    •  
    • The design
      in the aforementioned cells improves battery life by up to 50 percent, Samsung
      claimed. But, its capacity isn’t sufficient to make it fit for use in
      smartphones and smartwatches yet, the company noted.
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    • As for its
      durability, the company has managed to mould the batteries to the curvature of
      the human wrist and noted that the batteries were able to withstand 50,000
      bends in test conditions.
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    • LG also
      showcased what it calls “wire battery,” the cells of which can be
      made to bend into a circle of 15-mm radius, which the company claims, is twice
      as efficient compared to a typical battery in its range. Its wire-shaped body
      also makes it fit for use in wearables.
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    • The
      batteries are not conceptual, and will be available in the market eventually.
      An LG representative said that the company has been working on the wire battery
      since 2013. Samsung hopes that it will be able to deploy the new batteries for
      commercial applications by as early as 2017.

     

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